biometric identifier

biometric identifier

(bī″ō-mĕ′trĭk ī-dĕn′tĭ-fī″ĕr)
Biologically unique data (e.g., fingerprint data, genetic data, and voiceprints) that identify a person. Under provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, biometric identifiers are protected health information that must be held in strict confidence by health care agencies and professionals.
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The Centre has extended the deadline up to March 31 next year for mandatory linking of the national biometric identifier to avail the benefit of various services and welfare measures.
Computer scientists are now introducing a new biometric identifier which can be used with the eyewear computer Google Glass.
Passengers will be directed to one of these Lanes based on a biometric identifier in their travel documents which triggers the results of a risk assessment conducted by government before the individual arrives at the airport.
Whereas physical items such as security cards, keys and passwords can be lost or stolen, the biometric identifier is unique to each individual.
There's also a requirement for the FAA to roll out tamper-proof pilot certificates that contain a photo of the airman and possibly even a biometric identifier.
Fingerprints are the oldest biometric identifier and the least effective.
The cards must be cryptographically enabled and use a biometric identifier.
government agencies, perhaps because faces are a biometric identifier with which most people are familiar.
It includes a technical annexe outlining the minimum standards for producing such a biometric identifier photograph and insists that EU passports "include a storage medium with sufficient capacity, which shall be highly secured and shall contain a facial image".
A secure chip that contains a unique personal biometric identifier.
The law also requires the installation of biometric identifier readers and scanners at all ports of entry by October 26, 2004.
Clearly, hair length would not be a good biometric identifier," says Wayman.
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